The Upper Wabash River Basin Commission (UWRBC) was enacted by the State Legislature in 2001 by House Bill 2119, under IC 14-30-4. It was established as a separate municipal corporation, which includes the area located in Adams, Huntington, Jay, and Wells counties that is drained by the Wabash River, including the tributaries of the Wabash River.
The UWRBC is now offering Cost-Share to landowners within the watershed area to implement “best management practices” on their land.
WMP~Phase2_Chapter 1: Community Watershed Initiative
WMP~Phase2_Chapter 2: Watershed Inventory
WMP~Phase2_Chapter 3: Environmental and Water Quality Data
WMP~Phase2_Chapter 4: Watershed Inventory-Part II
WMP~Phase2_Chapter 5: Review of Watershed Problems and Causes
WMP~Phase2_Chapter 6: Identifying Sources of Pollution
WMP~Phase2_Chapter 7: Water Quality Improvement Goals
WMP~Phase2_Chapter 8: Implementation Strategies
WMP~Phase2_Chapter 9: Project Tracking and Future Activities
WMP~Phase2_Appendix A: Acronym Key
WMP~Phase2_Appendix B: Education and Outreach Meetings and Events
WMP~Phase2_Appendix C: Social Indicator Surveys
WMP~Phase2_Appendix D: Other Reports
WMP~Phase2_Appendix E: Endangered, Threatened and Rare Species Lists by County
WMP~Phase2_Appendix F: Water Quality Monitoring Site Photos
WMP~Phase2_Appendix G: Upper Wabash River Phase 2 Project Water Quality Monitoring Data
WMP~Phase2_Appendix H: Load Duration Curves and Target Concentration Charts
WMP~Phase2_Appendix I: Best Management Practice Descriptions
WMP~Phase2_Appendix J: Action Register and Schedule
To provide regional leadership and promotion of flood prevention and control, soil and water conservation, and related resource management through a coordinated and comprehensive planning and implementing approach in which projects of the Commission will not adversely affect other landowners within the watershed.
The voting members on the commission are the three county commissioners from each county, the chairman of each county’s Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), and the surveyor of each county, or their designee.